Porphyria - hepatic

Alternative names
Hepatic porphyria

Definition
Hepatic porphyria is an abnormal increase in pigments or colorings (porphyrins) made in the liver. Signs include abnormal sensitivity to light and pain in the abdomen. This is a hereditary disorder that usually usually develops after hepatitis, heavy metal poisoning, and certain anemias.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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